Lewis Hamilton recently equaled one of the greatest records set by Michael Schumacher by securing his 7th world championship title. Unfortunately, as one would have wished, Schumacher wasn’t on there on the circuit to watch his Mercedes successor match him; the German is still at home, fighting his own battle.
Jean Todt, a regular visitor of the German racer, opened up that Schumacher “is fighting and we can only wish him and his family that things improve.”
The former Ferrari CEO also ensured that during this rough time, Schumacher is “very well surrounded and comfortably installed.”
Schumacher suffered severe head injuries during an accident while skiing back in 2013. Although he was in a medically induced coma for a while, his family later confirmed that the racing legend woke up from his sleep.
Ever since Schumacher was shifted back to his home in Germany, his family members have kept their announcements regarding the former world champion to the minimum. His family also cleared that they will not give the media the green flag to visit him.
However, a small group of people, including Jean Todt and Felipe Massa, are always welcome to meet Schumacher.
Todt expecting Michael Schumacher Jr to enter F1 by 2021
The fans will have definitely missed the presence of Michael Schumacher around the F1 paddock over the years. Worry no more. If not Michael, at least the name Schumacher could be on the F1 grid by next season.
Mick Schumacher, son of Michael, is expected to make his debut in Formula 1 with the Ferrari-powered Haas F1 team. Jean Todt, too, felt that Mick can be seen racing in the top step of the Formula series by next season.
“He will probably race in Formula 1 next year,” he said. “We are delighted to have a Schumacher at the highest level of motor racing again.”
There is still a task in hand for Mick to accomplish before focusing on his dream entry into F1. At the moment in F2, Mick is well clear of the other in the drivers’ standings.
With the healthy lead in hand, Schumacher Jr only needs to keep his cool and bring his car home safely over the double-header weekends in Bahrain. Hence, can Mick end his 2020 F2 season in a flourish and enter the world of F1 with a championship trophy in hand?
(The quotes are translated from French using Google Translate)